Hampton Arts Cinema

2 Brook Road,
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

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Hampton Arts Cinema

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Built as the Hampton Star Theatre in 1927. It was closed in 1932 when it was damaged by a fire. It reopened in 1947 as a summer theatre, and then switched to movies. The Brandt chain operated this theatre which booked upscale product for the West Hampton crowd.

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robboehm
robboehm on August 19, 2014 at 11:31 am

I see by the headlines on CT that the Hampton Arts must complete its $125,000 kickstart for digital upgrade by the end of the month. When I mentioned the upgrade to the manager in the fall there was no plan. After the winter hiatus I’ve been back about a half dozen times. Never saw anything about funding. Wonder who they’ve approached? Doesn’t seem like the general public.

robboehm
robboehm on August 20, 2014 at 7:02 am

Went to the Hampton Arts the day I saw the reference to the kickstart program. There were some black and white copies of an innocuous flyer. I only saw it because I was looking for it. Was it there when I was there previously? Didn’t see anyone else glance at it. They’re going to have to be more aggressive.

robboehm
robboehm on October 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

Although the kickstart program failed to raise enough money for the conversion to digital the manager hopes to keep the theater viable by renting/leasing digital equipment.

robboehm
robboehm on February 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

As per prior years, theater closed “For the Winter” in mid-February as the weather, which has been terrible, must have cut into business even with Fifty Shades, Still Alice and American Sniper as the last shows.

robboehm
robboehm on April 3, 2015 at 11:17 am

Theater set to reopen April 10th. Guess the digital rental scheme worked out.

robboehm
robboehm on August 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Deja vu. When I was a youth in the 1950s, the Eastern Long Island Theaters under the, long gone, Prudential banner had a policy of having matinees on rainy summer days. The Hampton Arts is offering that this year.

robboehm
robboehm on February 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm

As per usual, first crippling snow storm and the theater closes until spring.

robboehm
robboehm on January 6, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Surprise, surprise. We had a crippling snow and they didn’t close (yet). However, they didn’t update their website for showtimes past January 4th until I called them.

robboehm
robboehm on January 9, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Possibility they may remain open through the winter. They finally got a new heating system. Time will tell.

robboehm
robboehm on February 28, 2018 at 7:39 pm

As per usual the cinema closed in February with a promise to reopen in the Spring, new heating system not withstanding.

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